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60th Air Mobility Wing Commander under investigation for alleged misconduct

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, relieved Col. Ethan Griffin of command of the 60th Air Mobility Wing Aug. 6. 

 

Barrett lost trust and confidence in Griffin’s ability to continue serving as commander.

 

Griffin is under investigation for alleged personal financial misconduct. The investigation is led by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

 

While the investigation is ongoing, additional details surrounding the alleged misconduct cannot be released to ensure the integrity of the investigation. All Airmen are innocent until proven guilty.

 

“The Air Force’s core values are at the center of who we are as Airmen, and we hold ourselves accountable to those values,” Barrett said. “The decision to remove a commander is not an easy one, but this is the best step to ensure continued mission success and care for the Airmen of Team Travis.”

 

Col. Matthew Leard, 60th AMW vice commander, serves at the interim commander effective immediately.